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Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program

Opportunity to USA K-12 Teachers to
Participate in a Research Program Abroad

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U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - IREX

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Opportunity to USA and Territories full-time elementary, middle, and high school teachers working in public, private, or charter schools to participate in a research-based program in a foreign country. The program is intended to allow educators to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad. Participants work on individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on educational practices to improve student learning.

The goal of the program is for participants to grow their leadership skills; expand their access to global networks; inform research, policy, and practice; and promote mutual understanding. As part of the application process, educators identify a topic relevant to their own educational practice that can be enhanced by collaboration with colleagues in another country.  

Distinguished educators who are selected to participate in the program will:

  • Design and implement an Inquiry Project related to education in the United States and their host country.
  • Build global networks of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.
  • Exchange ideas and best educational practices.
  • Develop resources and tools that can be used long after the project ends.

Upon returning home, educators will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained during the program with educators and students in their home schools and communities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 194352

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The program covers travel costs for the orientation and international field experience. Additionally, each fellow receives a stipend to cover in-country expenses associated with participation in the program, such as housing, meals, transportation, and other necessary items. The stipend is not intended to replace a participant’s salary. Educators typically negotiate with their schools and districts regarding fully or partially paid leave and benefits. The amount of the stipend provided to each participant will depend on the host country, the duration of the field experience, and other factors.

Fellows may bring dependents with them to the host country and will receive a modest allowance for each dependent that accompanies them for at least 80 percent of the program.

Term of Contract:

The length of the program is three to six months and can take place during the fall or spring semester of the academic year, depending on host country requirements and the proposed project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program is open to full-time elementary, middle, and high school educators who are employed at a public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter school in the United States, or within the Department of Defense Education Activity at the elementary, middle, or high school level (K–12).

To be eligible for the Fulbright DA Program, the applicant must:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Reside in the U.S. the United States, a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity;
- Hold at least a bachelor's degree;
- Have had a minimum of three years of experience in a full-time student-facing role in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district;
- Be currently employed full-time with a minimum of 50% of contracted hours in a student-facing role in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district;
- NOT have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application (a candidate who has lived outside the United States, a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year);
- NOT be seeking to carry out research for a PhD program in conjunction with their participation in the Fulbright DA Program.

Participating countries and territories: Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and, Vietnam (subject to change).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by March 7, 2021.

IREX encourages applicants to discuss their interest in the program with school and district administrators early in the application process. A professional reference from the direct supervisor or school head is required as part of the application, as well as a signed Leave Approval Form.

Once selected, participants gather in Washington, D.C., for a professional learning orientation workshop to work with other participants and further develop strategies for the inquiry design and implementation process.

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